Economic Development

Universidad de Glasgow
En Glasgow (Escocia)

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  • Maestría
  • Glasgow (Escocia)
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This Masters programme is intended for those with careers in teaching and/or research in economic development or the specialist areas covered by the programme; government officials concerned with economic development; and development workers in international agencies and similar organisations

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Entry requirements are a 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in economics or in a relevant subject containing a significant amount of economics. If you do not have a background in economics but intend to purse further studies in the area of development, you are advised to apply for the MSc Development Studies

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  • Every year a few students from this programme may be selected to collaborate with major development organisations including DFiD and Oxfam as part of their MSc dissertation.
  • You will be encouraged to attend our annual series of practitioners' talks and annual Economics seminar series.
  • The programme is offered by the Centre for Development Studies, a leading institution in the UK for postgraduate study and research in the area of economic development.
  • Economics in the Business School at Glasgow is ranked in the top 10% worldwide in the fields of central banking, economics of strategic management, European economics, efficiency and productivity, international finance, international trade, macroeconomics, monetary economics, open macroeconomics, public economics, and transition economics; we are ranked in the top 25% of institutions worldwide in economics research.
Programme overview
  • MSc: 12 months full-time
Teaching is based on formal lectures which also allow opportunities for class discussion. Some courses also involve lab sessions with students using specialised software, for instance in the study of econometrics.
You will take four compulsory courses and select three optional courses from the list below. MSc candidates also write a 12,000-15,000 word dissertation.

Compulsory courses
  • Development policy
  • Growth and development
  • The IMF, world bank and economic growth
  • Research methods and dissertation training.

Optional courses
  • Aid and development
  • Basic econometrics
  • Environmental economics
  • Financial institutions and markets in developing countries
  • Financial sector stability and growth
  • Foreign direct investment and development
  • International trade
  • Money, finance and growth
  • Policies for sustainability and development
  • Project planning, appraisal and implementation
  • Theory and principles of sustainability
  • The economics of inequality and deprivation.
Optional courses are also offered in economic and social history, politics and Central & East European studies.


Career prospectsOur graduates go on to successful careers in international organisations, government ministries, academia and research institutions, non-governmental organisations, banks and other financial institutions.

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